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Ban Smoking in Cars When Children Present


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10 Feb 2014

 

Medical Royal Colleges support the banning of smoking in cars where children are present.

 

Professor Terence Stephenson, Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said:

 

"Medical Royal Colleges support the banning of smoking in cars where children are present. We therefore urge MPs to agree the amendment to the Children and Families Bill being considered today which would enable the Government to do this.

 

"The evidence of the harm of passive smoking is overwhelming. Doctors see the damage it causes day in and day out in their surgeries and clinics.

 

"I have personally been campaigning on this issue for a number of years and believe this should have already been introduced. This is not about the nanny state, it is about  protecting the well-being of children now and in the future. This ban has been applied and works in various places in the world. Let’s take this sensible step now in the UK and make a positive move to protect children’s health."

 

 For further information, visit the AoMRC website.


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